10 Must Have Car Features Every Car Needs

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June 15, 2024     Uday Singh
10 Must Have Car Features Every Car Needs

Four-wheelers have become an irreplaceable part of our lives and as our needs have evolved, so has the list of must-haves. While these features were not talked about a few years back, living without them in this day and age may seem impossible to many. Whether you are navigating through the bustling streets or cruising down the open highway,

Here are 10 Essential Features that Every Indian Driver Must Watch Out For:

1. Safety First

Safety First

It goes without saying that safety should always be at the top when buying a car. Besides high NCAP rating and airbags, make sure that features like the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Electric Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) are present which are essential to wade through Indian roads.

2. Fuel-Efficient Engine

Fuel Efficient Engine is Important

Fuel prices are volatile and therefore, the engine’s fuel efficiency is a major consideration. According to your daily driving requirements, it is imperative that you select an engine that is geared towards optimal performance and economical at the same time.

For instance, the recently launched New Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with the Z-Series petrol engine that is great for fuel savings and packs decent performance. Other cars from the house of Maruti include Celerio, Wagon R and Grand Vitara.

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3. Infotainment System

Infotainment System

Having a lag-free and easy-to-use infotainment system enhances the whole driving experience. On top of that, if you get wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with the unit then it is right on the money.

The  Kia Sonet from Kia does a great job in this aspect featuring a loaded onboard infotainment system with an optional Bose sound system. The MG Hector comes with an i-SMART system with smartphone integration, music streaming and hands-free calling.

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4. Automatic Transmission

Automatic Transmission

Being the most populated country in the world, the same is true when it comes to road traffic. Using the clutch during stop-and-go traffic puts a lot of pressure on the clutch and may cause fatigue over time. Automatic transmissions like CVTs and AMTs help a lot in this case and are a godsend.

For example, the Honda City comes equipped with a smooth-shifting CVT while Hyundai offers a range of automatic transmissions with the Creta compact SUV.

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5. Reverse Parking Camera And Sensors

Reverse Parking Camera and Sensors

In a country where cars are more than the parking spots available, the reverse parking camera and sensor combination comes in handy during times when you have to deal with crowded and tight parking spaces.

Additionally, a 360-degree camera takes things to the next level as it gives you an all-around view of your surroundings. Though some car manufacturers may not offer them together, you can always get them installed from the accessories section. It is always recommended to opt for OEM parts. 

6. Keyless Entry and Push Button Start

Keyless Entry and Push Button Start

With keyless entry and a push-button start system, you will never struggle with the keys going missing and over-cranking the motor.

These add a measure of comfort that transforms your driving experience by sparing you the tiresome process of using traditional keys for everything. Popular cars like the Swift come with keyless entry and push-button start.

7. Automatic Climate Control

Automatic Climate Control

From the North to South and East to West, the Indian climate varies and calls for a strong temperature control system.

Search for cars that come fitted with automatic climate control, enabling the unit to adjust the cabin temperature according to the weather and liking of the travellers.Cars like the Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara feature automatic climate control.

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8. Adjustable Driver’s Seat

Adjustable Driver's Seat

Be it electrical or manual, the driver’s seat should be enabled for both height and steering reach so that an optimal view of the surroundings is visible. This helps the driver achieve the best driving position.

The Toyota Innova Hycross MPV is a great example of the same as it gets an electrically adjustable driver’s seat that is also high on comfort and is equipped with ventilation too.

9. LED Headlamps

LED Headlamps

Traditional halogen lamps may not be adequate for most of the roads in India, especially at night. The LED headlamps offer a great alternative to the halogens as they can illuminate the roads with great efficiency.

Yes, they may take the costs higher but compromising on driving essentials is not acceptable.

10. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Not a talked-about feature, the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System or TPMS keeps the air levels in check and prevents tyre damage over the course of time.

The rubber is a part of the car that is always in touch with the roads and has to go through a lot of temperature variations and bumps. Thus, maintaining the right tyre pressure is important at all times.

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